By Mark Shenton
03 Jun 2013
|Photo by Uli Weber|
Prior to the West End, it will play at Richmond Theatre in South West London Oct. 10-19, and Brighton's Theatre Royal Oct. 22-26. Produced by Mark Goucher and Mark Rubinstein, it is directed by Sean Foley.
In a press statement, Foley – who last directed the stage version of The Ladykillers that returns to the West End this July and was seen on Broadway in the transfer of The Play What I Wrote that he co-wrote and starred in – commented, "When the Goodale Brothers’ exceptional script, based on P.G Wodehouse's quintessential English double act of Jeeves and Wooster, was shown to me, I immediately knew I wanted to do it. Wodehouse is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, English comic writer, and the challenge of putting his finest creation on stage for the very first time is a tremendously exciting one. Fortunately, in a show where casting really is everything, I am thrilled to invite Matthew Macfadyen to give us his Jeeves, and Stephen Mangan to show us his Wooster."
Macfadyen, who was last seen on the London stage in Private Lives opposite Kim Cattrall, is a BAFTA Award-winning actor, known for his roles as MI5 Intelligence Officer Tom Quinn in the BBC television drama series "Spooks," Mr. Darcy in "Pride & Prejudice" and Daniel in the Frank Oz comedy "Death at a Funeral." He starred alongside Keira Knightley and Jude Law in Joe Wright's adaptation of "Anna Karenina" in 2012.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 8713051 or visit www.JeevesAndWoosterplay.com for more details.